Great Smoky Mountains Adventure
Thanks to preservation efforts in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and the Nantahala National Forest, this biking and hiking adventure allows us to enjoy the yet upspoiled natural beauty of western North Carolina.
From his perch high atop Wayah Bald, the naturalist and author William Bartram described his view of the western North Carolina landscape as "a sublimely awful scene of power and magnificence...a world of mountains piled upon mountains." Its forests, mountains and rivers have been inspiring adventure-seekers since long before Bartram put pen to paper in the late 18th century.
This adventure blends the region's best bicycling routes, hiking trails and waterways into one awe-inspiring, well-rounded leisure adventure for everyone to enjoy.
Follow in the steps of William Bartram as we descend down from the Appalachian Trail. Be thrilled by whitewater rafting (experience not necessary) as we swoosh down the Nantahala River. Let your jaw drop as you witness virgin forests with trees as large as Redwoods, and enjoy amazing bike rides and hikes in and around the Great Smoky National Park as we truly follow the 'roads less traveled'.
Age range, type of group
Our Great Smoky Mountain adventure can be enjoyed by virtually everyone. Couples, singles, families with children over 7 years of age are all welcome. The adventure is designed first and foremost with 'vacation' as the key element, and although the terrain climbs and drops often, we have designed routes that allow for short options, medium options and for the hardy, long, long options! Nevertheless, our trips are fully supported, so if and when fatigue sets in, and if that's not your game, then give up the bike, take off the hiking shoes and give into relaxing in the great outdoors or in our wonderful accommodations.
Sleeping and meals
Eating well has never been a problem on our tours. You can eat as much or as little as you like. Some choose to snack all day, while others choose to work up their appetite for the fine cuisine later in the day. Either way, active travel is conducive to eating, because you can always pedal the extra mile! Our accommodations include a bed & breakfast virtually right on the edge of the Great Smoky Mtn National Park, and then to really top the trip off, at one of our personally selected inns we actually take a llama trek up to a summit gazebo for an amazing dinner overlooking the mountain range. Simply awesome.
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This adventure is 6 days and 5 nights long, starting on a Sunday, and finishing on a Friday afternoon. You can choose an existing date, or you can create a custom tour dates with us. The trip cost is $1,880 per person, and that's all-inclusive save for one dinner and one lunch. We reserve these meals for a few valuable private moments that many of guests desire. You certainly can have your own room if you're traveling single, but the rates are based on double occupancy, and a single supplement will apply.
The Smoky Mountains can be enjoyed year-round, although our favorite time of the year to travel there is in the summer and Fall. The activities on this tour include biking, hiking and whitewater rafting (even for the novice). A complete trip planner is delivered to you upon reserving a tour, and this includes tour specifics, packing ideas, transportation considerations and the like.
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